In Jackson, Miss., in 1963, three very different women — from left, Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone), Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) and Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) — build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project in The Help, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett. Dale Robinette/Dreamworks Pictures hide caption

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